Badger Launching Apparatus No 3

A Seattle-based cavalcade of cartoon conviviality. May contain reblogs. Void where prohibited. Talk to your doctor about any possible side effects.

Rachel |    


autistic, spoonie (hypermobility and sensory issues), vaguely jewish, trans

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i need a cuddle buddy, must be ok with listening to my music and spending 13 hours in bed together

I need a cuddle buddy, must put up with sea shanties and the fact that I want to snuggle for fifteen minutes and then sit on opposite sides of the couch with exactly one (1) body part each touching while we both read books.

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At the Daverezi pub. I’m told that the text under the light saber is a Sith font and not in fact Hebrew, which explains the two letters that are confusingly not ט.

Amaranth, you may be pleased to note that Mothra is guarding the wine glasses.

At some point I seem to have somehow subluxated and subsequently sprained my left index finger without noticing.

Hypermobility skills ftw.



I have Keratoconus which is a genetic condition that causes the cornea to turn cone shaped. It makes it hard to see, because bright lights form halo effects, obscuring the vision, and making it difficult to read, and in my case, draw. The day before my birthday, I went to a specialist, who gave me three options; Cross linking eye surgery, (which is still considered experimental in the United States, and not covered by insurance) Intact lenses (also not covered by insurance) or complete cornea transplants (Which is covered by insurance, but much riskier than the other two listed). 

Although there is some hope, since the Intacts is currently going through trial runs and studies for it to be approved by most insurances, I will learn by october, if I will be an acceptible participant for the study, and receive the intacts at either a reduced price, or not pay at all.

But, worse case scenerio, I will have to pay $5000-9000 per eye.

I cannot afford that, on my walmart salary. My family is barely skating by with what we have, and we still struggle every month to make ends meet. There is absolutely no way we would be able to pay for this surgery.

And, that really scares me. 

As an artist, and a writer, I depend so much on my eyes. Keratoconus is not curable, and will only worsten, if they go untreated. I NEED this surgery, but I can’t pay for it, with the few hundred bucks I get from putting up with walmart customers.

So, I turn to you, Tumblr. This is very hard for me to do, since I was raised to believe that if someone can work for their money, they very well should, and reserve the free help to the people who truly cannot help themselves. But, if you feel like you can, and want to donate, please feel free to send that money to my Paypal, at

If you want to help in another way, please spread my Commissioning Info or feel free to commission a piece of artwork from me directly by sending me an ask here, note me at my Dev.artor Email me your information at the same Email stated for my Paypal.

Simply re-blogging this really helps as well.

Thank you for taking your time for reading this out.

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Here are some of the biggest things I’ve learned about Yom Kippur fasting:

Remember to keep your knees bent during long standing prayers. Standing for too long with your knees locked, especially when your body is already weakened from a lack of food and water, could make you pass out. This is actually something I learned in 5th grade choir, but it works for long services as well.

Remember to stand up and sit down slowly during transitions between prayers. No one likes that wobbly, spots-in-the-eyes feeling. Also, if you start getting those spots in your eyes, it’s probably a sign you need water.

If you feel sick, lightheaded, woozy, like you’re gonna pass out, or anything like that, then you need to sit down and at the very least drink some water. When it comes to a choice of either completing the fast or keeping yourself upright, keeping yourself upright always wins. This is a Talmudic ruling! “He who is seized by a ravenous hunger — they feed him, even unclean things, until his eyes are lightened.” (Yoma 83a)

Keep a Nutrigrain bar, or something similar, on hand in case you start feeling really bad. It could be a sign that your blood sugar is off, which means that you need to get some food in your system, even if it’s only a little to tide you over until sundown.

It’s not a competition. You will not be a bad Jew for not finishing the fast. You will not be “less than” the people who do finish the fast. If you feel that it is in your best interests to stop fasting, then stop.

that wobbly, spots-in-the-eyes feeling indicates low blood pressure, and it’s a sign that you need liquids and electrolytes. drinking plain water could exacerbate the problem.

I want to add this:

if you have or have had an eating disorder, you may be worried that fasting during Yom Kippur could contribute to your ED or endanger your recovery. know that you can observe Yom Kippur without fasting. rabbis recognize that for people with eating disorders and other chronic illnesses, fasting is not only not conducive to the point of Yom Kippur, it’s antithetical.

from “Yom Kippur: Should You Fast If You’re Anorexic?”:

On Yom Kippur fasting is used as a tool for temporarily afflicting our souls while we repent, but in the case of someone striving to overcome an eating disorder, using food in this manner is not a good idea. Unlike most people, the 25 hour fast has the potential to bring up hurtful sentiments or even trigger a relapse. Hence, the rabbis concluded that it would be better for such an individual to focus on other aspects of the holiday, such as rituals (like not wearing leather) and the liturgy. One rabbi suggested that by eating regularly and taking extra care of oneself during Yom Kippur, anorexics can perform a unique form of teshuva (repentance) by taking care of the body they once neglected.

in “When Fasting is Not Teshuvah: Yom Kippur with Eating Disorders,” Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers explains:

eating on Yom Kippur is a holy act. Rather than finding “purity” or “spiritual growth” through denying themselves food, the act of eating itself is an act of teshuvah.

she goes on to outline a ceremony of intentional, purposeful eating and prayer with which to observe Yom Kippur.

another suggested prayer here: “Meditation Before Yom Kippur for One Who Cannot Fast.”

take care and be well this holiday.

for followers who might need info like this!

When I was at the height of my ED and also seeing a competent therapist, we worked out a plan: I went on “communication fast” for 24 hours. I disconnected the internet and turned off my phone, so no one could get in touch with me, and promised to eat three meals over the 25 hours and not weigh myself at all during that time, and journaled about how I was feeling the whole time. It ended up being really beneficial in the ways the Yom Kippur fasts are supposed to be, in that it sparked awareness and made me more reflective than usual, and it not only didn’t trigger a relapse but it gave me some much-needed insight.

If you’re on Tumblr enough to see this post, this might be a good alternative for you too?

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Actually every single trans girl is cute. Yes, you too. Especially you. You are super cute. Sorry, that’s what the scrying circle says. This spell never gives false results. No way around it. You’re cute. 

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A young Jewish refugee with her Chinese playmates. Shanghai, China (x)

Between 1933 and 1941, it is estimated that 20,000 Jews escaped persecution by fleeing to the Chinese port of Shanghai. Shanghai was one of the few places in the world that would accept Jewish refugees at this time, Japan being another.

i am furious that i am just now learning about this important fact.

Because it has nothing to do with the USA being the superhero and saving all the Jews

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Within three days of becoming engaged, I had already been told that I shouldn’t wear my glasses, because they’re not bridal. I was told my cane wasn’t bridal. I was told my eye… was not bridal. And I realized that if I was going to be “bridal” in their eyes, I was going to have to change who I am. I am proudly disabled.

This photo is giving me LIFE

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“Trans women on the Internet looked around and were like, well, maybe surviving for the first part of your life in the role of a cis dude is an adaptive strategy. Maybe convincing yourself that you could never transition is a defense mechanism that enabled you to survive high school, family, work—but like most defense mechanisms, it wasn’t conscious, and like most defense mechanisms, it became a pattern you weren’t aware of, and then, like most defense mechanisms, at some point it stopped making your life easier and started making your life harder.”

- Imogen Binnie. “Nevada


Can everyone please start proactively telling their white girl friends not to do dia de los muertos facepaint for halloween, especially white folks telling other white folks. I know it’s early september but you can never start to early on curtailing this bullshit. 

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a lot of people talk like capitalism is necessary to have innovation and I just think of all the brilliant and creative people I know who spend all of their time and energy worrying about how they’re going to have a roof over their heads and food to eat. capitalism doesn’t drive innovation, it stifles it and shackles it to the endlessly wasteful machinery of exploitation.

there shouldnt be any such thing as a ‘starving artist’

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I get pumped around the end of August. WHAT YOU ARE SEEING IS RESTRAINT



Soon our powers will be at their peak…


This is actually what I do every day.

This is no different from my life on any of the other 364 days of the year.

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hi everyone! i’m sorry to make this post again, but i still haven’t found any place to live for college and i really desperately need one.

my name’s claire, i’m an 18 year old lesbian trans girl, and i’ll be moving out to olympia to attend the evergreen state college by the end of this month (my first class starts on september 30, orientation week starts on september 20 but i can miss that if i need to). and as of now i will be homeless once i get there unless i can find a safe place to live.

i dont have any way to afford the on-campus housing at the college, so thats why i’ve been looking for housing off-campus. i really want a permanent place to live for the school year, but honestly i’d be happy to stay at a place even if it was just for a month or two (though that would mean i’d be in the same situation i am now within a month or two, so it wouldn’t be ideal).

i can afford to pay $300-450 a month for rent and utilities, and am able to provide for my own food and transportation. i’m able-bodied so i dont require any disability accommodations of that sort, and i dont have any food or pet allergies either.

if you think you have a place for me to live, or if you need any other info from me, please send me a message (my askbox is linked to on this post). and thanks so so much for taking the time to read this post.

please signal boost if you can.

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